Welcome to the page for St Mary's Witcombe with Bentham.
We are part of The Greenway Benefice, which includes ourselves and our sister churches, Holy Trinity Badgeworth and St Paul's Shurdington. Click here for a link to the Benefice page and our other churches.
For the most up to date information about special services and events, please visit our Facebook page @greenwaychurches
January 2021 - Because of the limits set by Covid-19 restrictions, our church building is closed, but our Church is still "open for business!"
We are holding services on-line, which you can also join by phone, and we are continuing to be a supportive Christian presence in our local communities.
St Mary's church can still be open for individual private prayer by arrangement with the churchwardens.
Visitors are asked to follow the steward's advice, including usual safe distancing and following the current guidelines e.g. use of hand sanitiser, wearing face masks or face coverings etc. Thank you.
Services are usually held at St Mary's twice a month, with extra services around Christmas and Easter
You are very welcome to come along any Sunday - you will be warmly welcomed, but please book in advance for with the churchwardens for gathered services as space is limited. (See Parish Contact details page)
Benefice weekly on-line worship services are held every Sunday on Facebook, we also hold several weekday on-line services - details of all on-line worship in the Greenway Benefice can be found in the Services and events section.
See the Weekly Sheet in News and Notices for more details of services on-line and in our churches (and churchyards).
How else are we being church at the moment?
Praying lots. Ringing friends and neighbours. Shopping for people. Staying home as much as we can.
Why not try saying the Lord's Prayer at noon, online or offline, from wherever you are?
Resources are available online and via email. We are livestreaming worship on our Facebook page, and some services are now on Zoom - see the Services and Events section for details.
New YouTube Channel
We now have a YouTube channel "Greenway Churches". Anyone can go to the channel to watch worship videos from our Facebook services, as well as special worship videos for children. Do take a look and subscribe to receive notifications when we add new videos.
Because church is still church, wherever we are. 🙏
The parish of Great Witcombe: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services
Click here to link to our Safeguarding Policy
Click here to link to the Diocesan website for information and contact details if you have any safeguarding concerns.
Our local contact for safeguarding issues is Mrs Rachel Cottell 01452 715034 or email [email protected]